Finally, A Legit Rivalry in the NBA January 6, 2008Posted by Marquis Chapman in Basketball, NBA, Sports.
Looking to avenge their loss to the Detroit Pistons last month, the Boston Celtics came into Detroit’s home on Saturday and came out with a victory, defeating the Pistons 92-85. After watching both meetings between the two teams, it makes me proud to say that we NBA fans will finally have a legit rivalry in the NBA.
This growing rivalry features two of the best teams in the NBA going all out in the regular season, as if it were the playoffs. The games are close, and go back and forth, often with the game being decided in the last few minutes. The only thing it lacks is bad blood between the two teams, which will undoubtedly change once the teams meet in the playoffs.
What I like most about the rivalry is the amount of talent on the floor when the two play each other. There is a total of seven NBA All-Stars playing in these games, which makes the games exciting to watch. I also like the player match-ups as well. Garnett against Wallace is a joy to watch. Not only that, but you have Pierce abusing Prince, and Billups abusing Rondo. Let’s not forget the Allen and Hamilton match-up as well. The two former Connecticut Huskies got into a small scuffle the first meeting.
The Celtics and the Pistons are going to be thorns in each other sides each and every season. Every time they face each other, the rivalry is going to get better and better. I can’t wait for the playoffs.